WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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LENT WILL SOON BE HERE!  Please make sure to put these dates on your calendar: 

  • Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 pm:  Shrove (Fat) Tuesday Feast of Bonnie’s Pancakes!
  • Wednesday, March 6, Noon and 6:00 pm:  Ash Wednesday Service, with imposition of ashes.

THE MOMASTERY HOUR –COMING SOON!  If anyone is interested in getting together on a regular, monthly, basis for some uninterrupted mom on mom time for sanity, formation, and fellowship, you are invited to The Momastery Hour!  We can go anywhere our hearts’ desires take us. This group is for us to grow and explore our faith together, and have snacks. Snacks and childcare will be provided; all that is required of moms is coming with an open heart ready to share and connect in meaningful ways with each other. Leggings, yoga pants and messy buns accepted, make-up and showers optional. Any and all moms (bring a friend or pass this on to someone who might enjoy this time together),  please join us in the judgement free zone of The Momestary Hour kicking off on Monday, March 4th at 10:00 AM at the Parish House.   Please text or email Caitlin Kane at 603-479-7151 caitlingrahammv88@gmail.com

FEBRUARY IS HOUSES OF GRACE MONTH!Since there really is no organized format for contributing to the Island Clergy Association Fund for the Homeless, the Island Clergy has begun a casual campaign during February to ask for donations to keep our Overnight Winter Shelter open every year, and to assist those at risk of becoming homeless.  WE NEED YOUR HELP! During the month of February, PLEASE consider leaving a check in the offering plate to help the Island Clergy Association’s efforts to help our Islander neighbors out. We all depend on each other! Checks should be made payable to THE PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FOR MV and delivered, or mailed, to Father Chip at St Andrew’s. And thank you for your generous hearts!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AN UPCOMING LENTEN SERIES, The Way of Love, Practices for Jesus-Centered Life.  Join us for this Lenten program around the practices of Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Gather for a simple soup supper and discussion Tuesday evenings at 5:30, beginning Tuesday, March 12. Sign up at the back of the church or in the Parish House.

 

OUR HOPEFUL HORIZONS that focused on spiritual practices are now available as a simple booklet. There are copies at the back of the church and in the Parish House and hopefully, they will be sent out via email. Please feel free to pick one up for yourself or to share with someone you think might enjoy one.

 

COMMUNITY SUPPERS ARE ON MONDAYS !  St Andrew’s Church is proud to be one of the faith communities on the island to host a weekly community supper, and we INVITE EVERYONE to join us each Monday night through March at 5:30 pm.  Bring some friends and make some new ones—the food’s good and cheap (free, actually!), and getting together for a meal is a great way to keep the winter doldrums at bay.  WE COULD USE SOME HELP WITH CLEANUP—so here’s your chance to serve!  Email Heather Anne at office@standrewsmv.org and she’ll get you connected…

 

THE ISLAND FOOD PANTRY is asking us to bring in our donations of non-perishable food items, buying some extra items when shopping and placing them in the purple ISLAND PANTRY BOXES at checkout, or writing a check to the Island Food Pantry, and placing it in the envelopes in our pews, and leaving it in the offering plate. Although all non-perishable, unopened and unexpired food is appreciated, a list of items can be found on the yellow cards at the back of the church.

 

CENTERING PRAYER can be a real-life changer – TRY IT OUT!  Our Centering Prayer group meets between worship services Sundays at 9:15 am across the street in the Parish House. For the present time, we are meeting upstairs in the front room of that building.  Please look for the sign on the exterior door.  (Looking for a way to introduce balance, health, wholeness and meaning to your life?  This could just be your ticket…) Questions?  Please call Susan Kelly at 1-774-563-0634.

 

 

 

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The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

Our Vestry:             

Wardens:  Carl Malmquist and Jessica Buckley

Treasurer:  Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk: Christine White

Members at Large:

Leon Brathwaite, Chris Buchholz, Michael Balay, Harrison Kisiel, Mardi Moran and Andrea Bolling